Anyone who gets a chance, please check out the new Stan’s NoTubes Featured Builders page and let me know if it’s displaying OK in whatever browser you’re using. It’s just a basic page, but Stan’s has supported small builders for so long, and the rims and wheels have been a staple of builders at NAHBS, so it only seemed right to give frame builders some space right on the NoTubes.com site.
In other news, I’m not blind to the fact that the Tour de France just happened. In fact, I’m keenly aware that history was made–and frankly, it’s about time somebody with Marty Feldman-inspired facial hair brought home the maillot jaune.
I’m also keenly aware of other things. I know, for instance, that I’m teetering dangerously on the verge of too much sleep. In an attempt to put an end to that nonsense, last night I dusted off my sorry Solidworks chops and began a major redraw of Danzig’s mainframe that accommodates the latest shock orientation. There’s a lot left to draw, extrude and carve holes through–and completely rework–but here’s the first draft. Slowly the latest 2D design is creeping on into 3D. Note the shock mount down there by the bottom bracket shell.
More as I draw it.